Andy Murray will take on world number eight Andrey Rublev in the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
The Scot expressed hope that the victory, which saw him win the final six games, could be the catalyst for a resurgence, and a clash with the world number eight will certainly give a good indication of where he stands.
Their only previous meeting came at the Australian Open in 2017, when a 19-year-old Rublev won just five games.
The Russian said: “Andy’s a true legend. I have a really good connection with him, I really like him as a person, as a player.
“It’s going to be fun. He destroyed me once already. I hope it’s going to be a great match. I hope we’re going to have great rallies, great fight. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas fought off Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 7-6 (4) 7-5, while Kei Nishikori scored an encouraging 7-6 (4) 6-1 win over seventh seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Other winners included qualifiers Jeremy Chardy and Marton Fucsovics, plus Borna Coric.
Early winners in the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires included fifth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who saw off Swiss wild card Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 2-6 6-4 6-3, and sixth seed Pablo Andujar, who beat Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3 6-0.